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Chris Schodt built a running motor before turning 10. By 26, he pivoted — just slightly — from a career in science to writing about it as a journalist. The St. Paul, Minn., transplant hopes to uncover the “upstarts and weirdos” of the Mission’s burgeoning tech/science scene.

Soon after Dorothy M. Atkins moved to the Bay Area, she met an artist painting a heroin-themed scene in one of the Mission’s mural alleys. The artist explained that despite the city’s high number of drug users, it lacks an effective needle exchange program. Dorothy hopes to explore the complexity of such policies and their impact on the Mission through her political reporting.

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  1. Tell me this is a joke. Has Mission Local completely sold out to the tech industry? That’s it for me, I am out of here.

    Lydia what are you thinking? I come onto this blog to find out about local issues. It is a reprieve from the non-stop tech bubble coverage in SFGate and local media…

    Sickening.